Elizabeth Rizor earned her B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina Honors College, where she completed a senior thesis with Dr. Jill Stewart investigating the neural correlates of hand function post-stroke. After graduating, she worked as a research associate for Dr. Edythe London’s Laboratory of Molecular Neuroimaging at UCLA. There, she was involved with MRI and PET imaging projects aiming to reveal the effects of stimulant use disorder on brain physiology and behavior. Currently, she is is a member of Dr. Scott Grafton's Action Laboratory, where she applies advanced MRI methods with the goal of obtaining high quality structural and functional images of the human brain in populations in need of greater study.
Elizabeth utilizes advanced diffusion and resting-state functional connectivity neuroimaging techniques to characterize alterations in brain structure and function in neurological conditions (stroke, mTBI, Parkinson's Disease) and across the menstrual cycle.